Macmillan Cancer Support has received a major funding boost this week thanks to a donation of £6154 from Bryson Recycling. The funding has been made possible through Bryson Recycling’s “£1 a Tonne” campaign.
In November last year Bryson announced that for every tonne of recycling collected from their 200,000 kerbside boxes located across eight local council areas they would donate £1 to charity.
With 6154 tonnes of recycling material collected between December 2010 and March 2011, the leading social enterprise has now officially handed the funding over to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Bryson Recycling runs the “£1 a Tonne” campaign on an annual basis and previous local charities that benefitted have included the NI Chest, Heart & Stroke, Simon Community and Sport Relief – all of whom received thousands of pounds worth of valuable funding.
This year’s donation will assist with the care and rehabilitation of some of the 55,000 people living with cancer in Northern Ireland. Bryson’s funding will go towards providing that essential care that a charity like Macmillan can give. Macmillan is there for those who need their support from point of diagnosis, right through their treatment and beyond.
Commenting on the success of the scheme Claire McCallum, Communications Manager at Bryson Recycling, said:
“We encouraged all houses with a Bryson kerbside box to make an extra effort with recycling over the winter period in order to help Macmillan Cancer Support and we are pleased to have had such a great response.
“Cancer related illnesses affect most families in Northern Ireland, and we hope this donation will provide valuable assistance to Macmillan Cancer Support in its work towards preventing these illnesses and supporting patients and their carers.”
Claire Brown, Fundraising Manager with Macmillan Cancer Support said: “Working with Bryson on the “£ a Tonne” campaign has been a complete joy and on behalf of the team here at Macmillan – a huge thank you for this outstanding donation. This donation will go a long way in providing that essential support to those living with cancer here in Northern Ireland.”